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Fland49 last won the day on June 29

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About Fland49

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  • Birthday 07/08/1947

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    Blount County, Tennessee
  • Interests
    Fishing. Bowhunting. Backcountry camping. Horseback riding the mountains. Farming.


  • Biography
    Bass fishing guide for six years. Then thirty seven years as medical professional. Now retired, fish a little, tend the farm.
  • Location
    Greenback, Tennessee
  • Occupation
    Retired medical professional. Worked full time as fishing and hunting guide in 1970s.

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  1. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    Yes sir, much fun and many good memories made fishing.
  2. Fland49

    New to tennessee

    Clarksville. You are in a great place for bass - Barkley & Kentucky lakes are big, shallow, good water color and plenty of bass.
  3. Fland49

    New to tennessee

    4 wheel drive, welcome to Tenn. From your comment about “southern “ bass, I figure you’ve moved here from walleye country. East TN has some good bass fishing, but lots of pressure from other fishermen and this time of year from pleasure craft of all types. I suggest you try the lakes nearest where you live - that’ll save you time, be easier and you can learn your “home” Lake best. Depending on on where you’ve moved to, check the forum section on bodies of water nearest you. After ten posts you can access fishing reports and you’ll start to get tips and ideas. There are some great anglers on this forum, and many are very helpful to others. Welcome and good luck.
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    Winter Trout Stocking Progam, Golden Rainbows

    But I am late into this thread so I think you already have another boat in the works.
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    Winter Trout Stocking Progam, Golden Rainbows

    Boat looks fine for TN.
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    Winter Trout Stocking Progam, Golden Rainbows

    Wow, what a beautiful scene. Ive hunted in the Adirondacks near Hudson River, Indian Lake but of course that was winter. Never had a chance to fish. From the the looks of that view, I wouldn’t catch much anyway as I’d just be looking at the scenery.
  7. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    A few of these old rods & reels are staying home for sentimental reasons.
  8. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    They have gone to worthy causes and are in good hands.
  9. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    Dloveday, do not be sad. There is a tinge of that, but fish, fishing and fishermen have been an important and wonderful part of my life. Every one of those old hard bodied lures gave me pleasure when I got it, when I sharpened or changed the hooks, when I studied it’s action in clear water, of course when it caught fish, and pleasure sorting them out & sharing with a few folks. My dentist got the picks of the litter.
  10. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    Rusty, you catch more fish, more days, in more lakes and in all kinds of weather & water conditions. You are an outstanding angler and learn by doing. We both have stories to tell, special times to recall, some knowledge to impart, yet much still to learn.
  11. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    Didn’t sell these two handmade rods as both got broken during the heavy use days - slipping around old sunken logs & stumps in my inner tube, sneaking a jig & pork eel or lizard alongside every good looking piece of cover. Fishing from a tube forces you to fish slowly & thoroughly and you start to feel and wonder how a big bass would swim around there, where it would hide, how it might react to a surprise morsel dropped right in front. That morsel being a black jig & pork rind trailer that she just could not resist.
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    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

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    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

  14. Well parting can be sweet sorrow, and I have been parting with my 60+ years of fishing tackle. Many of those old lures are collectors' items. Some antiques. Some rare and many no longer made. The sad aspect is that I can no longer use them as intended, and none of my family has the need or appreciation for what these are. But the sweet part is that I found several different people who understood and appreciated. So most everything has been sold (cheap) or given away.
  15. Fland49

    Bass migration

    Sir "Smallieking". Dang spell checker did that.